William Roy Tompkins Sr.

1905–2008 (Age 103)
Fawn Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Roy

When William Roy Tompkins Sr. was born in 1905, in Fawn Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Winfield Tompkins, was 24 and his mother, Hannah E., was 23. He married Gladys Olivia King in 1932, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. He died in 2008, in York Hospital, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 103, and was buried in Fawn Grove, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Roy Tompkins Sr.
Gladys Olivia King
Marriage: 1932

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York, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 0

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 27

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Roy Tompkins in household of John W Tompkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 1910 United States Federal Census
  • 1920 United States Federal Census

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